by Lisa Torrey, Grafton High School
A jigsaw style webquest where each group becomes an expert on a particular aspect of the history of English.
Did you know…?
- that English is the most widespread language in the world and is more widely spoken and written than any other language?
- that over 400 million people use the English vocabulary as a mother tongue, only surpassed in numbers, but not in distribution by speakers of the many varieties of Chinese?
- that over 700 million people speak English as a foreign language?
- that the main language used throughout the world on the internet is English?
- that English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world's computers?
- that English is the language of navigation, aviation and of Christianity?